I run at an indoor facility during the winter. The track is clearly labeled for one direction around the concourse. This is to prevent injuries, and so everyone is able to move together and get in their mileage. There are signs clearly labeling the correct direction… and almost every day there is one or more people going the wrong way.
Some clearly are unaware. They did not see the sign or misread the sign. Others go the wrong way as a shortcut to another area of the facility. Going the wrong way is quicker and easier than having to go all the way around the track. And, of course, there are those that just feel like the rules do not apply to them. They will run the direction they choose, and everyone can just watch out.
It is exactly how some people view God’s directions for living a life of purpose and hope. The word of God, the Bible, is very clear in explaining a lifestyle that enables us to live a spiritually and emotionally happy life. It is also a way that ensures we can all live in harmony together. Yet, many people choose to live life differently.

Some may not know the directions. They do not even know there is a way to live that makes sense in this world and some don’t know the right way to live and they really don’t care, they just want to do what they want to do when they want to do it.  But, Those of us who have learned a better way can help them if they are willing to be helped. We can point out the clear directions, model the different life, and even invite them to do life with us all the while leading them to God.
Then there are those who know the directions but desire the easy way. In fact, Jesus acknowledges some people will choose the path of least resistance. He even said that the road to Heaven is hard and narrow while the road to destruction is wide and easy. You can read his exact words in one of his talks recorded in the book of Matthew, Chapter 7. We point to a harder road, but one that will end in life with God forever.
And then there are those who think their way is better. They choose to live life the way they think is best. It is a story as old as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and most of us know how the story ended for Adam and Eve.  Even though we all may try to live life the right way, I am sure that you have found like I have that life just does not cooperate with our plans and since it does not, you might as well make the best of whatever situations you find yourself in.

The Christian life can be a hard, rough, long, and steep path to travel, but seeking God, finding God, and finding and depending upon His Mercy and Grace to help you through it all will help you to endure the rough roads and rough times when nothing else will. It’s so easy to be tempted to cross over and do things the easy way, on the path of least resistance with those who live in the now, and live for fun, jolly, thrills, and worldly pleasures but their destiny is different from yours, so don’t get tired of doing good and going the right way, eventually God will make all things work together for your good and His Glory!

Invite God into your mix and ask Him to help you on your Christian Journey to be able to keep going the right way for the right reasons, so that you can live a life of joy and hope which God will offer You through His son Jesus. If you want God to help you, Say this prayer, “Dear God, thank you for the opportunity in which you’ve given me to get to know you, I invite you to come into my circumstances to help me live my Christian life with joy,hope and happiness. Help me dear Father, with my problems, my tiredness, my doubts, my lack and my uncertainty. Help me to spread your light, love and hope with excellence and integrity, in Jesus name I ask and pray, -Amen!